Saturday, 21 August 2010

Wash Board

On Wednesday Jane came to the second button making workshop at my house and she brought me this fantastic gift! I had mentioned at the previous workshop Jane came to ('Free Knitting') how I had missed out on the chance to own one of these. And kind and generous Jane saw one at Ardingly Antiques Fair and got it for me.
These old wash boards are perfect for making felt with. You rub the wool tops on the ridged glass just as our grandmothers and great grandmothers rubbed out stains and grime on them.
This photograph is instead of the all-important photograph of buttons made on the day which, as per usual I forgot to take.
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